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the torch relay. seen hundreds of thousands of pro event protesters battle police and stormed government buildings in the ukrainian capital demanding the president quit or not signing a trade deal with your. breakthrough nuclear agreement reached between iran and six world powers is met with angry statements from hawks on in israel and on capitol hill that claim the deal's a failure. and the scotland independence movement launching its manifesto. he would also call a halt to damaging to pull the. many people into but critics say the way the text is heavy on detail but light on facts.
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in moscow i met treasure bring you today's top stories and a look back at the week's news up to one hundred fifty people most of them police have been wounded in street battles in the ukrainian capital sunday's ban on demonstrations didn't stop hundreds of thousands of pro e.u. protesters from throwing bricks at officers and storming government buildings artie's alexei are reports. tensions are dying down here in the central capital although still it's pretty much at a knife's edge ten twenty thousand protesting in the central square the city administration building was earlier taken over by the activist of a nationalist party they now describe it as the headquarters of the new revolution another boiling point here is the building of the administration of ukraine's president earlier during the day we saw enormous clashes happening at this building as a standoff continues with protesters and the police i went there and i saw the situation
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how it was straight after a huge huge brawl with the police the building of the administration of ukraine's president now under siege with several hundred a riot policemen protecting the building the set of buses so that the protesters cannot reach inside and these few a few meters basically maybe twenty meters between them and the protesters we walked here we saw literally maybe several hundred of them over here we see shattered glass you can see probably over here some shattered glass on the ground or rocks which were used to throw a bit to throw at the police several hours ago the protesters that tried to assault a building the even used a bulldozer to try to break the police lines as we can see there fail the police are pretty much in control over here even though we're not even being let inside this perimeter because the policeman appearing that it clashes my erupt at any minute is actually quite hard to speak here because of all the tear gas which was used still pretty much felt in the air and the situation is still very very tense
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here another incident i witnessed with my own eyes the group of some activists attempted to take down the lenin monument in central kiev and also the police came to the scene tried to protect the monument in central kiev the focus of the protests has now shifted from the decision disagreement with the current government that it did not sign the free trade agreement with the european union to rage at the government's actions particularly dispersing. the peaceful protest on friday night or rather a typically brutal dispersal by the police and this is the main reason why so many people have taken to the streets there demanding the impeachment of the president the demanding the resignation of the government and we saw how activists a certain political movement set up steel fences around the central area blocking it for traffic but some statements coming from politicians here suggesting that things may calm down starting on monday because the speaker of the ukrainian parliament has called on the ruling party members of government and the opposition
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to sit at the same table to negotiate how things will result in ukraine to avoid any more confrontations we also have this is not confirmed reports but some sources are suggesting that the delegation of ukraine's government may be traveling to europe next week to read you go see aid to the euro association deal but again this information is yet to be officially confirmed by the ukrainian government ukrainian police have told protesters they need to leave the city council building or they'll conduct an operation to clear it out demonstrators are apparently barricaded inside using some of the updates alexei is tweeting for us follow him for the latest from kiev demonstrators are calling for a new ukrainian president because president viktor yushchenko it refused to sign with the e.u. professor mark allman a historian at oxford university though thinks the street protesters don't speak for the majority of ukrainians. i think we should be careful of attributing what's going on to the majority of people i suspect that the tragedy of the greatest great
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majority of people rather passive uncertain of all the dissolution about politics when both equation the risk now is that we have a hole that it's in to minorities and it may be that the group home streets with kind of paramilitary nationalist support from the west not just western from some of the were pretty new countries they feel able to strip states of kind of who was seen in any one time of same time and this could change go but it could lead to a very violent situation and it could be a question look at the ukraine is five it was a state just finally brussels evil's very surprised when they made this u. turn and decided not to join up with this agreement is it worried about losing face over this is it was there more to it just finally. i would i think brussels the west in general would prefer to be the winners out of this and they hope. will shoot him so for now the folks have against the world will handle this crisis very well so far that he will try to curry favor back with
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a good rescue group maybe santley there is nothing in the rest of ukraine situation usually all simply. take a look at why the ukrainian government is taking so much heat for not signing a deal with the e.u. the opposition insists that a move toward europe is the right one but the government doesn't see it that way because brussels isn't offering e.q. membership or other privileges that other europeans get many are saying there are major economic advantages to working with europe ukraine's leadership though thinks the deal would actually cause an economic downturn we've heard some even officials say that kiev was pressured by russia not to side but others say ukraine's ties with moscow are quite beneficial giving them a free trade zone increased exports and some other perks and so as a professor of political economy jeffrey summers thinks the e.u. is trade relations with ukraine of hurt the economy. if we take a look at eastward expansion of the e.u. we can see that it has in the past produced dnd us realisation in the east
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labor migration from the east to the west and so we've also seen west european consumer products but i don't in the east and i think that the e.u. is again experiencing of course of the past four or five years economic crisis and it sees further eastward expansion as a way to resolve their own problems in the west europe. some of the same ego politicians who blame russia for a stalling here have been cheering the protesters on in the ukrainian capital international relations professor mark sloboda of moscow state university says that what the officials are doing is a violation of international law. fact that they are essentially on the ground in kiev cheerleading the protesters on calling for a revolution in the country this is a tenth amount to the regime change that has been called for in german newspapers earlier today this is a most agreed just violation of the united nations charter and international law
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a violation of the sovereignty and the not interference of the domestic affairs of other states and i think russia cannot take the whole world community cannot take this. act lightly. come for the latest videos photographs and news updates from kiev a detailed timeline of events in case you missed them. this coming week iran and six world powers are such a draft the first steps towards implementing the nuclear deal that was recently sealed in geneva the process isn't expected to be a smooth one although seen as a diplomatic breakthrough it's already gotten fierce criticism from iran is longstanding foes in the region as well as hardliners on capitol hill and in other places or he's got in here on has details today that diplomacy opened up a new path toward
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a world that is more secure and flying in the face of president obama what was. jubilant. last smoke is over. it's a story state. it's not a safe place in an environment where israel as well as many u.s. lawmakers don't think that iran should develop nuclear technology at all the obama administration had to engage in diplomatic acrobatics to both acknowledge iran's right to peaceful nuclear energy and not acknowledge it at the same time we approach these negotiations with a basic understanding. iran like any nation should be able to access peaceful nuclear energy but because of its record of violating its obligations iran must accept strict limitations on its nuclear program that make it impossible to develop a nuclear weapon the scope and role of iran's enrichment as is set forth in the
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language within this document says that iran's peaceful nuclear program is subject to a negotiation and to mutual agreement despite the official's attempts to obtain the hawks list hunches are for the line security cameras it looks like we've tacitly agreed that they will be enriching for commercial purposes down the road so i think you're going to see on capitol hill again a bipartisan effort to try to make sure that this is not the final agreement another senator marco rubio call the deal quote a blow to our allies in the region who are already concerned about america's commitment to their security and i think a lot of people both in the middle east and on capitol hill are very concerned that this interim deal becomes the new norm opponents of the deal in washington and abroad are all waiting working not to let it sit by the six month trial the obama administration is walking on eggshells before congress israel and its allies in the
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coffins it's trying to convey a carefully worded message which is you cannot threaten war all the time in washington i'm going to check out according to the preliminary deal in the coming six months arrive as expected to partially halt in syria even richmond in exchange for an easing of economic sanctions a new show me a professor at durham university thinks that all sides are determined to stick to the plan. both parties have made clear part of a confidence building process and that is exactly what they're doing the fight that i was going to be the cameras i'm monitoring stuff on a daily basis pushing back to h.q. here to council and so on and all of that is vital to provide the got a team that america's allies need that iran is sticking to the script and of course also for the administration in washington to show its own series that this is a good deal not just for iran and the region in the middle east but also for not
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just states u.s. state of texas shaken by a string of increasing earthquakes some of its residents are pointing the blame at controversial fracking technology manning it the band. these are all the credit for. making this far. and where there is progress there could be danger after the break a report on technology know how that allows the creation of a fully functioning guns with the use of a three d. printer stay with us. technology innovations all these developments in. the future. when the crisis leaves us traces everywhere. become the norm.
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children pay for the mistakes of adults. my words you know tobacco fields. they are the ones who come back. his games are just in their memories. fourteen minutes past the hour now it's been a critical week for scotland in the running to the vote on independence late like
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night late next year alex salmond launched a weighty document laying out what he labeled a mission statement for the nation's future. looks at the key points put forward by the pro independence movement. should scotland be an independent country it's a six word question that requires a simple yes or no but breaking a three hundred year old doing it could hardly be simple and the scots are not taking it lightly as it stands only about thirty percent of scots say they will vote for independence a figure those in the yes camp hope to increase by presenting that much anticipated white paper which a scottish national party says has the answers to all the questions about independence but prime minister david cameron and those belonging to the cabin says that independence is laden with risks and problems with warnings on just about everything taxes and debt suggests and higher taxes e.u. membership london says scotland could forget about it the tried and nuclear program
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david cameron claims getting rid of it is a bad idea in case of a north korean nuclear attack and there might even be roaming charges of mobile phones if the split happens and the list goes on it's dubbed project fear by the yes camp and they accuse the government of scare mongering scots into voting no and they've sist the white paper will prove that independence would bring about a jobs boom and a thriving economy concerns that resonate with voters this white paper answers some six hundred fifty questions and the details here really are two main categories here one those that will be negotiated during the transition period and another of those will be made to become independent scottish government is formed they promise indeed a lot of breaking down of all the policies they want to pursue let's listen to a bit of what they said we would call a halt to damaging. many people into poverty abolish the bedroom tax and ensure that the incomes of the. keep peace with the course of living the
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main crux of the matter here is that many critics are pointing out asking if this white paper is going to be presenting because a lot of the premises presented requires another party in negotiation. what if the part of the bag of england and the british government or even a member states in terms of e.u. membership what if they don't agree to what alex salmond has been proposing but he said that he is confident everything that's contained in six hundred seventy pages will be addressing every single question if anything this white paper is going to be a springboard for even more debates in the months to come earlier he spoke to jonathan shafi a co-founder of the erotically independence campaign who expressed concerns about the document for me some of the main headlines just deferent the scottish government's approach to key economic concerns and comparison to basements of discussion so far has been one in which what we've seen from the new campaign has
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been nothing concerning how they've been proved the lives of people on that and we've seen no idea about how they would for example start to think about raising living standards or redistributing wealth in fact what we've seen is the opposite of that we've seen them put forward ideas that are going to maximize the wealth of a top of society you know everything and this white paper i would agree with but i think what we've got to say is that this is the start of i hope a much broader discussion i don't want sort of scolding that we want to leaven. a school scuffle may have much more serious consequences than just a black eye a student suffered a brain injury and remains in a coma after a texas sheriff's deputy tasered him following a fight in a school hallway dot com for the full story there plus. an indian space spacecraft bound for the red planet has left the earth's atmosphere beginning its three hundred day mission on our web site all the details. and explain the surge of earthquakes have put many texas communities on edge many residents think they know the cause they say the shale gas fracking industry is to blame or more specifically
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the methods that they use the notion is nothing new but the proof has been hard to come by during fracking thousands of tons of toxic chemicals are pumped below the surface to loosen the rocks and release natural gas experts say that leaves the ground though highly unstable earlier jim walsh an activist with the group food and water watch told us that fracking contaminates the environment and puts vital resources a risk. issues with water contamination are all too real and all too concerned we're literally faced right now with decisions about the how we're going to move forward in this country and around the globe with an energy future one that will essentially protect these vital resources you need to live or one that will allow the oil and gas companies to profit at the expense of the well being of our communities cannot drink gas we cannot drink money there was also most recently a study done by the university of north carolina that documents that that drinking water supply for pittsburgh is actually being contaminated with radioactivity from
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waste that was created through the fracking process there are certainly people that are making a lot of money off of this process but those gains are not being shared amongst the broader public. the government in bahrain again coming under fire for its alleged human rights violations despite calls from amnesty international authorities failed to free one of the country's most well known activists who is now already served most of his prison term he was put fined bars in two thousand and twelve and is now eligible for release but is likely to stay locked up on top of that authorities recently detained the leader of the european bahraini organization for human rights hussain jawad was arrested when he came to a police station to follow a defamation complaint against a government run newspaper his wife tells us that bahraini authorities know her husband is innocent but still won't release it. craney channelised ignore
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that my husband is innocent and he is just defending human rights and he is exposing the why nations practice by the government of bahrain i have tried to accompany it with a police station with a. norris plan has been narrowed accorded mr neville veges and that and he is a peaceful and human rights defender he always calls for peaceful movements amnesty international and other organizations as well as e.p.o. which are has been pressuring the bahraini government to relieve him but there is no cooperate from bahrain's as sites the government has to respond at least it two or three of these letters being sent or calls are joined to statements or whatsoever. take a look now at some other stories making headlines across the globe a passenger train crash rolling off the tracks in the bronx borough of new york city killing more than four or killing four people more than sixty others reported injured in twelve inquere in critical condition firefighters and emergency workers
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are on the scene development happen along a curve in a designated slow speed area according to several passengers the train appeared to have been moving faster than normal before the crash. egyptian security forces fired tear gas in cairo's tahrir square to break a rally staged against the army backed government several hundred protesters descended into the square chanting slogans against military rule in the nation riots follow the adoption of a draft constitution by a fifty member panel it's drawn criticism for putting even more power into the hands of the military and prohibiting religious based political parties from forming. the second day of heavy gun battles in the lebanese city of tripoli have left nine dead more than seventy wounded at least one woman and an off duty soldier among the victims according to local media reports sectarian clashes erupted between residents of neighborhoods backing rival sides in syria's civil war the lebanese army deployed to the city seven soldiers believed to
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be among the wounded. thousands marched through the streets of paris protesting against a plan government tax reform the latest in a string of demonstrations across the country the region of brittany hit by frequent rallies against so-called eco taxes on trucks that are feared to undermine competitiveness of the local industry protests seen as a sign of growing frustration with the socialist government's economic policies. as three d. technology rapidly gains grounds in everyday life regulators are looking for ways to get a grip on it from sex toys to fully functioning handguns its range is quickly widening artie's marine important reports that some lawmakers are growing concerned. red's shooting range in austin texas is normally packed with gun enthusiasm. today the difference is that these men are firing rounds with a do it yourself firearm the world's first three d. printed metal gun we wanted to showcase the abilities of what direct metal can do
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eric much later is a project coordinator at solid concepts company specializing in three d. printing game prints are in the arts he was granted an exclusive tour of their austin facility which boasts ten three d. industrial printers and a glimpse of our technological future these are all the three d. printed parts that went into making this car after getting a federal firearms license the company used a process called direct metal laser centering to produce this browning nine hundred eleven pistol with three d. printing and metal gun has fired over one thousand rounds in the meantime solid concepts has manufactured its second nineteen eleven firearm solid concepts insists the stainless steel firearm they've introduced to the world can't be replicated by hobbyists these machines start at six hundred thousand and go up to a million dollars they need to be in industrial environments they require more
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electricity than is available in residential areas and it will be years before metal printers become available on the consumer market not exactly the world's first mini metal maker has already been created and with laser centering patents set to expire in february it's predicted that metal desktop printers will hit the consumer market before you know it as the world has learned the convenience of technology has a downside we all loved the internet cell phones e-mail and social media before finding out that our beloved data is being monitored and stored by the n.s.a. . the astonishing capabilities of three d. metal printers is no law. a secret. so when they become a part of our households have alongside the microwave and flat screen t.v. . what people choose to physically in the privacy of their home. will be beyond the control of the rest of the. growing up point r.t.
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texas the first functional three d. printed gun was created in may this year but it was a single shot model made of plastic six months later was developed into a fully functional metal copies of the world's most iconic handgun one expert in the field tells us the biggest danger is hidden behind the ability of three d. printed firearms to have any shape. it's a very universal kind of technology that can be used in loss of different ways some some good some not so good but but it is alarming that people have started printing guns i would say the most dangerous thing is let's say a gun that doesn't look like a gun but looks like the flower vase or something else and so that there is this ability to make things in any shape and for really defies a lot of the conventional thinking around regulating guns around detecting them and so forth and i think that sort of it's a whole new world when it comes to controlling these kinds of things. after
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a short break we take a closer look at the often overlooked issue of child labor in europe stay with us on r.t. international. ukraine is in a tough spot right now trying to figure out whether to join the e.u. or the arrangements custom union it would be nice if they would you know maybe allow the populace to vote for their future via referendum but sadly it looks like the politicians will be making the historic decision i can see why some people want to look west and some people want to look east but i don't understand why so-called ukrainian nationalists want so desperately to join the e.u. first off any nationalist groups in the e.u. are automatically demonised as right wing extremists and in the politically correct west patriotism is pretty much a dirty word generally nationalist like their culture and the people who are part
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of it but if you look at migration trends within the e.u. we see that the slavic part of it is flooding western europe looking for work i have many relatives from the slavic part of the e.u. and almost all of them have to work abroad and might sound nice to be able to work in europe but the reality is that ukrainians will probably be paid even less than bulgarians rumanians to clean toilets in london ukrainian nationalists don't have to like russia or join the customs union or join any bloc of countries but advocating a future for themselves the e.u. seems absolutely backwards at least to me but that's just my opinion. speak to the language. programs and documentaries in arabic in school here. reporting for the world talks syfy r.p. interviews intriguing story so you. see.
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the arabic to find out more visit our big dog eat dog. this baker is used to working with under-age boys he makes no secret of it. sees these yes yes it's true that there are so many asking me for work at least ten or twelve a week say they like the work they say it's a fine professional well it's true that it's a fine job but it's also tough. doesn't consider himself a child exploited this boss of a small family business feels that the current crisis leaves him with no choice. i used to have three employees then little by little because of the rise in taxes an increase in fuel prices i ran into difficulties and had to let them all go. of course one of the advantages of having these boys working here is that i save a bit of an expensive. but i have to say i'm still the one who ends up working the
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most since my sales are plummeting i'm forced to count on the kids. i'm telling you if sales increased i'd immediately get a qualified worker who could lighten my load a little. here you are senora have a great day. how many italian small business owners are taking advantage of this cheap labor force. according to recent estimates there are sixty thousand kids working in the naples region today. and the state what's the italian government doing about it. this is the headquarters of the labor inspection agency for companions. the director doesn't know the camera is already running he admits straight away but he's powerless. you see my figures on the control of under age workers are pathetic figures show.

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